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robo_dev

It depends on how you connect to the Internet.

If you have a Wifi router, you just use a WLAN bridge like:

Buffalo WLI-TX4-AG300N

This device connects to your WLAN router and gives your four Ethernet ports to plug into for your TV, your STB, and whatever else is at the TV.

If your laptop is the only means to connect to the Internet, then you also need a WiFi Access Point, and you would plug the AP into the Ethernet port of your laptop. You would need to configure the Internet Connection Sharing feature on the Laptop, and the connection for the TV would only work when your laptop was on, obviously.

Not to digress, but you could also use a WLAN router instead of an access point, but that would be more complicated.